Issue 1246

30 Jul 2018
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About this issue: Overview

Renaissance woman and the Victorian novel
Supermodel, actor and activist Lily Cole tells Annabel Leydon why she set her new film based on Wuthering Heights in Liverpool, how she shields her daughter from the public glare and what it’s like being a tech entrepreneur.

Horns locked over Arctic growth
Climate change in the Arctic, highlighted by last week’s wildfires and extreme temperatures, is making industrial development easier. But traditional herders and fishermen are fighting back against plans to build a copper mine in their Norwegian homelands.

Summer walks
From literary explorations to unsung quarters of the Lakes, Roger Ratcliffe details four great walks for the summer.

Blackpool Zoo’s new elephant enclosure aims to play an important part in the conservation of this critically endangered animal.

Arts and entertainment
A new exhibition of photography about Sheffield’s Park Hill and Hyde Park flats fittingly takes place in a new gallery at Park Hill itself. We’ve also got reviews and previews of TV, games, albums, books and independent cinema.

Actor Sylvester McCoy’s letter to his younger self, columnist Roger Ratcliffe looks back to his days as a cub reporter in Leeds during the 1976 swelterthon, crossword, Sudoku and more.